Real Madrid icon Roberto Carlos has joined the voices against Barcelona decision not to allow any of their players to participate at the recently concluded FIFA most prestigious award, suggesting Messi could learn humility from Ronaldo.
“I am sad and disappointed that Leo and his team-mates have not come. They have many great footballers and all of us would have liked to see them attend,” the former Brazil international said before the ceremony.
“We all wanted to see Messi, the other big players and the coach of Barcelona here. It’s a FIFA prize. FIFA is the highest authority in football. So everyone should be here.
“Cristiano has learned the importance of this and I think Leo also needs to learn that he must be here. This has to change.
“Real Madrid also have a match this week but they are well represented in Zurich. The obligations to win for both clubs are the same.”